Saurabh Gupta
Managing Director,
DST Global

Nikunj Jinsi
Global Head of VC, International Finance Corporation

Jeffrey Housenbold
Managing Partner, Softbank Vision Fund

David Bohigian
EVP, Overseas Private Investment Group

Veronica Wu
Founder, Hone Capital (CSC Group)

Jalak Jobanputra
Future/Perfect Ventures

Glenn Solomon
Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Charles Moldow
General Partner, Foundation Capital

Dinesh Katiyar
Partner, Accel Partners

Barrett Parkman
Managing Partner, GWC Innovator Fund

Shoucheng Zhang
Founding Chairman,
Danhua Capital

Cat Zakrzewski
Venture Capital Reporter, WSJ

Jack Lee
Founding Managing Partner, HCM Capital/Foxconn

Dmitry Grishin
Founder, Grishin Robotics

Andrew Chung
1955 Capital

William Peckham
Investment Director, Central Fund/RoboMed

Christopher Calicott
MD, Trammell Venture Partners

Olivia Zaleski
Technology Reporter, Bloomberg

Chris Lavery
VP of Finance and Operations, Blockchain

Salil Pitroda
Founder, Trinity Lane Capital

Vidhya Ravi
Lead of FbStart,

Andy Zain
Founding Partner,

Igor Taber
Managing Director, Intel Capital

John Dougery
MD, Inventus Capital Partners

Jean Baptiste Su
Technology Columnist,

The Time is Now

57% of venture capital is deployed outside of the US and that number increases every quarter. 47% of unicorns are headquartered outside of the US. The largest IPO in history came from China. Now more than ever, investors must have a strategy that goes beyond the 30 mile radius of Silicon Valley in order to not miss fund returning investments.

Cross-Border Venture Summit

Cross-Border Venture Summit is an invitation-only summit for the venture capitalists, angel investors and limited partners that are investing in the world’s most disruptive companies. The Cross-Border Summit will feature deep, candid discussions with world leading investors on the tech trends, investing theses and strategies that they execute to manage risk and build high performing, global startup portfolios.

Cross-Border Venture Summit is invitation-only for active investors, limited partners and startups ecosystem builders.


2017 Agenda

Sessions Topics Speakers
Opening Opening Speech Barrett Parkman, Ryan Baird (Host)
Key Note Why the US Government is Funding Emerging Market VC with $22B David Bohigian
Intro of Midas List Judges & Panel Is It The Right Time to Invest Outside of Silicon Valley? Saurabh Gupta, Charles Moldow, Glenn Solomon,
Barrett Parkman (Moderator)
G-Startup Regional Winners Pitch Bangalore Winner: StockViews
Seoul Winner: Outernets
Tel Aviv Winner: Donde
Beijing Winner: ZionChina
Sao Paulo Winner: Papumba
Jakarta Winner: Growpal
Silicon Valley Winner: OhmniLabs
Thomas Balk
Omer Golan
Liat Zakay
Vincent Yang
Gonzalo Rodriguez
Paundra Noorbaskoro
Thuc Vu
China Ecosystem What Investors Should Know About China Andrew Chung, Shoucheng Zhang, Jean Baptiste Su (Moderator)
LP’s An LP’s View of Cross-Border Investing and Managing Risk in Emerging Markets Nikunj Jinsi, Anna Shen (Moderator)
Silicon Valley Ecosystem Disrupting Silicon Valley Venture Capital: ICO’s,
AI, Investment Platforms
Christopher Calicott, Jalak Jobanputra, Veronica Wu
Spotlight on India Picking Winners in India Dinesh Katiyar, Mohanjit Jolly, John Dougery
Spotlight on Indonesia Lessons from 35 Investments in Indonesia Andy Zain, Olivia Zaleski (Moderator)
Fintech Cryto-Capitalism: Investing in Blockchain Jack Lee, Salil Pitroda, Chris Lavery, William Peckham, John Boitnott (Moderator)
AI Talk Is AI Hyped or Undervalued? Dmitry Grishin, Igor Tabor, Ilya Kirnos, Cat Zakrzewski (Moderator)
Softbank Vision Fund Investing Enabling the New Age of Innovation Jeffrey Housenbold, Barrett Parkman (Moderator)
FbStart Talk How Facebook is Helping Global Startups Vidhya Ravi
Global Winners Announced and Conclusion
Happy Hour
Speaker Dinner AMA with Jeff Housenbold, Managing Partner, Softbank Vision Fund *Exclusive to VIP Pass holders only

Global Startup Enablers

  • FbStart
  • Sequoia Capital
Sponsor G-Startup

Global Partners

2017 Exhibitors



G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find high-potential, early stage startups and invests over $1,000,000 in them annually. Since 2010, G-Startup alumni have raised $17.2 Billion. Our alumni get acquired by companies like Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Apple and Pinterest.

A Fund focused on investing in global innovators that are improving the worlds. It utilizes G-Startup Worldwide to draw high potential, early stage startups and uncovers cross-border opportunities between China, Israel, India, Indonesia, Korea, Brazil, Japan, and US.

  • Beijing
  • Beijing
  • Beijing
  • Beijing Side Stage
  • G-Summit
  • G-Summit 2
  • SV
  • SV 3
  • SV 2013